Sonika Data

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Sonika Data represents clients in a variety of complex litigation and controversy matters. She maintains an active pro bono practice, including in the areas of racial justice, criminal justice, and immigration law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Data clerked for the Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

During law school, Ms. Data served as a student attorney with the Georgetown Law Domestic Violence Clinic where she successfully represented victims of intimate partner violence in contested cases for civil protection orders. She also completed legal internships for the National Center for Youth Law, National Homelessness Law Center, Amara Legal Center, and the Office of Hearing and Appeals in the U.S. Department of Education. 

Prior to law school, Ms. Data was a high school special education math teacher in Atlanta, Georgia. She was also the Atlanta Regional Director of the Urban Leaders Fellowship where she designed a leadership development series and led fellows as they advised the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education members on various policy issues. 

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  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2019

      magna cum laude Order of the Coif, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award, CALI Awards in Federal Income Tax & Poverty Law, Exceptional Pro Bono Honoree Notes Editor, Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives
    • BA, Barnard College, 2013

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Vanessa D. Gilmore, US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2019 - 2020



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